Category Archives: Tropical Style

A Winter’s Respite

Following the embracing warmth and good cheer of the holiday season January can sometimes seem anticlimactic – a tad boring, if not completely gray, cold and depressing. Fresh from a winter’s week-long respite in Jamaica I feel rejuvenated, energized and positively upbeat. There is nothing like the tonic of the Caribbean’s blue skies and crystal […]

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Oscar de la Renta: Punta Cana, c1990’s – 2014

Over thirty years ago Oscar de la Renta developed the sleepy town of Casa de Campo, his homeland in the Dominican Republic, into a luxurious resort where he entertained the jet set at his retreat Casa de Madera (the Wood House – see my post Oscar de la Renta: Casa de Campo c1970’s). The development’s […]

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Oscar de la Renta: Casa de Campo, c1970’s

Posted November 4, 2014. Filed in Oscar de la Renta, Tropical Style

The Dominican Republic retreat Oscar de la Renta shared with his then-wife, the late Françoise de Langlade, was designed with pure relaxation in mind. Photographed by Horst in 1974, simple wood construction and a mostly neutral color scheme of wicker, bamboo and batik textiles lends a sense of ease and calm. “Everything costs the minimum, […]

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A Blue-And-White Delight

Posted August 18, 2014. Filed in Carolyne Roehm, Textiles, Tropical Style

Do you recall Quadrille’s stylish ad campaigns from the 1970’s and 1980’s? I don’t think there was a single one that didn’t captivate me. Aside from loving almost every pattern and colorway they design there was something personal and special about the vignettes they created for their print ads. Recently I introduced a feature on […]

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